6-Day Kid Blanket by Betty McKnit

6-Day Kid Blanket

April 2008
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
2.5 stitches and 1.5 rows = 1 inch
in double crochet (US)
5.5 mm (I)
1140 - 1148 yards (1042 - 1050 m)
One Size
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Thank you for all the love you have shown the 6-Day Kid Blanket. I hope your blankets keep you and your loved ones warm for years and years!

At long last, video tutorials are here!
And I even flipped them for lefties here
Graphs for those who have asked for them are here
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I’m available to help answer questions on my Facebook page or by email, bettymcknit@gmail.com

Pattern updated on 12-31-2018

This update addresses some common issues that crocheters have had understanding the pattern.

If you think there is a mistake in the pattern, or if you see corrections posted anywhere, please contact me (bettymcknit @ gmail.com). Posting corrections without my authorization is a copyright infringement.

If you would like to help translate this pattern into another language, please contact me (bettymcknit @ gmail.com)

I’ve been inundated with requests for video tutorials (they’re HERE).

Multiples are given on the pattern for you to make adjustments for gauge, or to make a larger afghan, but I made a video to show you how calculate your starting chain for any yarn or size of blanket. If you need more help, feel free to email me at bettymcknit @ gmail.com, or join us on my Facebook page or in the 6DKB group.

Some folks are getting hung up on the d3ctog stitch. It is a cluster worked only into one stitch, not a decrease over three stitches.

The humble 6-Day Kid Blanket has been crocheted by hundreds if not THOUSANDS of people, and no two of those afghans are alike.

If you see this pattern on Pinterest or elsewhere (thank you all for posting and linking everywhere!) made in different colors, know that those crocheters took this pattern and changed the yarn and used the formula given in the pattern to adjust the number of foundation chain stitches to create a blanket that looks much different than the one shown on the pattern.

But yes, it is the same pattern.

Some of the crocheters who made ‘ghans off of this pattern didn’t change colors on rows 5 and 7 like I did. Here is an article to help you decide how to change colors if you would like a different effect.

I’m sorry, I don’t know who made the lion applique either, but you can find one by googling crochet lion applique.

AT LONG LAST and after many requests, I present the 6-Day Star Blanket variation.

You may find the 6-Day Kid Blanket Cheat Sheet and Coloring Pages helpful add-ons to this pattern.

You can also make a
6-Day Kid Blanket Hat
a 6-Day Kid Blanket Scarf
a 6-Day Kid Blanket Shrug
a 6-Day Kid Blanket Shrug Hoodie
a 6-Day Kid Blanket Pocket Shawl
a 6-Day Kid Blanket Sideways Pocket Shawl